Fashion house’s esthetic rooted in nomadic youth

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Jamil Juma, BSc(AgrEng)’02, calls China home and has lived in Kenya, Kazakhstan and Congo. All that travelling has influenced JUMA, the fashion line he runs with his sister, Alia.

Let me prescribe you a video game for that

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 11:51 am

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is a leading cause of blindness for adults and notoriously difficult to treat. A McGill research team, working with Ubisoft, has developed a promising new therapy, a video game.

Football hero gets his due

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Michael Soles, BA’89, now battling Lou Gehrig’s disease, is one of McGill’s all-time football greats. His ex-teammates have created a new award to honour Soles, the MVP of McGill’s last national title.

The man behind the scares

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 11:38 am

Andrew Pyper, BA’90, MA’91, says he is in “the insomnia business.” His last book beat out Stephen King for an International Thriller Writers Award. USA Today says his new book is “damned scary.”

A tour of tasty treats

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 4:45 pm

What Mélissa Simard, BA’08, knows about Montreal would make your mouth water. Take part in one of her ‘Round Table Tours for some insights into the city’s savoury nooks and crannies.

The sexting generation

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 10:09 am

Thanks to smartphones, intimate photos can spread halfway around a school – and the world – with alarming speed. Cyberbullying expert Shaheen Shariff examines the issues surrounding sexting and young people.

Seeds of Change is bearing fruit

Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 4:59 pm

by Megan Martin Only six months after launching, McGill’s new Seeds of Change crowdfunding platform has resulted in 12 fully-funded projects, and brought in $271,387 from more than 1,000 individual gifts to McGill. Put simply – it’s off to a good start. The Seeds of Change website provides a virtual space to connect entrepreneurial McGill [...]

A school for spies and saboteurs

Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:06 am

CBC’s Second World War drama X Company is one of winter’s most hotly anticipated new TV shows. Co-creator Stephanie Morgenstern, BA’88, describes how the show came to be.

The professor provocateur

Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Iconoclastic management professor Henry Mintzberg, BEng’61, has always raised thorny questions about corporate culture. In his latest book, he is questioning the excesses of capitalism itself.

Exploring civil disobedience on the Internet

Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 4:11 pm

McGill doctoral student Molly Sauter‘s new book examines the use of denial-of-service actions as a form of political activism